Health Archive
17 December 2014, 02:36 AM ET
People who smoke pot may have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than people who have never used marijuana, a new study suggests.
16 December 2014, 09:46 PM ET
Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). The swelling causes hoarseness and limits your ability to talk.
16 December 2014, 07:15 PM ET
The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to injuries in some cases, including muscle injuries, cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.
16 December 2014, 06:30 PM ET
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
16 December 2014, 05:06 PM ET
If you generally eat a heart-healthy diet, then you might have one fewer factor to worry about: the "glycemic index" of the carbs you eat, new research suggests.
16 December 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Most teens who drink alcohol have had at least one blackout, a new study shows. Many teens who drink report having blackouts regularly.
16 December 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Regions of the world that experience extreme weather shifts due to climate change may become more vulnerable to the spread of cholera, scientists report.
16 December 2014, 07:03 AM ET
People who mix energy drinks with alcohol may be more likely to drive drunk than those who consume only alcohol, according to a new study.
16 December 2014, 01:19 AM ET
U.S. med students train in hospitals, discouraging new doctors from choosing critical, less prestigious, jobs as primary-care physicians.
16 December 2014, 01:13 AM ET
In 1954, the first director-general of the World Health Organisation, Dr Brock Chisholm, famously stated: “Without mental health there can be no true physical health.”
15 December 2014, 05:18 PM ET
A woman's garbled text message to her son turned out to be a sign that she was having a stroke. This is the fourth incident now reported of someone with a stroke having "dystextia," researchers say.
15 December 2014, 04:30 PM ET
We may finally be getting on the right track to figuring out how the brain works. In a new collection of essays, top neuroscientists write about the advanced technologies that might get us there.
15 December 2014, 04:02 PM ET
People who use tanning beds sometimes end up in the emergency room because of skin burns, eye injuries or fainting, according to a new study.
15 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
When people don't get enough sleep, it's usually because they sacrifice snooze time for hours at work or commuting to the office, a new study suggests.
15 December 2014, 04:09 AM ET
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that e-cigarettes might put adolescents at risk for taking up traditional cigarettes. Teen use of e-cigarettes is skyrocketing.
14 December 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Milk is a highly nutritious food, and an important source of amino acids and minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, which contributes to bone health.
13 December 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Moov aims to be more than a fitness tracker -- it's a fitness friend. This wearable coaches you through your workouts, helping couch potatoes get into the swing of exercising, or challenging fitness fanatics to take workouts to the next level.
12 December 2014, 11:47 PM ET
Hospitals and pharmacies around the country are facing severe shortages of essential drugs. These shortages can limit access to critical medications and compromise patient safety.
12 December 2014, 10:47 PM ET
12 December 2014, 03:28 PM ET
Several organizations are working to help Ebola survivors make the transition back into their communities.
12 December 2014, 11:23 AM ET
The Jabra Sport Pulse is a wireless set of headphones that doubles as a workout companion by measuring your heart rate and sending the data to a sports app on your phone.
11 December 2014, 12:01 AM ET
The percentage of U.S. women who are using long-term methods of birth control has nearly doubled in recent years.
10 December 2014, 10:44 PM ET
Swollen veins that bump out from beneath the skin are called varicose veins or spider veins. There are several causes, as well as several methods of treatment.
10 December 2014, 10:35 PM ET
Bedbugs are stubborn parasites that leave itchy and unsightly bites, though they don't transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk.
10 December 2014, 09:42 PM ET
The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system.
10 December 2014, 08:23 PM ET
Sprinkling a supplement that contains a compound called propionate on your food could help you avoid weight gain, a new study suggests.
10 December 2014, 02:19 PM ET
People may think of the plague as a disease from centuries past, but there have been more than 450 cases of plague in the United States in the last 50 years, according to a new study.
10 December 2014, 02:07 PM ET
Chemicals called phthalates may disrupt brain development, researchers say.
10 December 2014, 01:30 PM ET
An infant in Texas died from Legionnaires' disease few weeks after being born in a heated birthing pool at home, highlighting the risk of waterborne pathogens to babies born in water.
10 December 2014, 08:38 AM ET
Researchers are using public, anonymous social media and other web data to get better at forecasting the spread of infectious diseases.